Kids Paintbrush Massage
I don’t take for granted that there’s an opportunity in every day to have a cosy peaceful quiet moment with my kids. Some days it just doesn’t happen – for any number of reasons. Some days we’re just too busy :-(. But when Miss 3 came over to me today with a rubber pastry brush to brush my cheeks, I just went with it. My cheeks, my forehead, my ears, my eyelids, my neck. I brushed her hands and fingers and the contours of her face. She sat motionless enjoying every stroke.
I’ve seen first hand primary school classes here in Sweden where there’s a scheduled time in the afternoon to relax for 10 minutes. The kids lay or sit down, the lighting is dimmed and they put some music on. I’ve seen the kids run over to where the paintbrushes are kept to grab one and then sit in a ring each painting dry brush strokes onto the back of the child in front of them. Kids paintbrush massage.
In a society where we’re so scared of touch, I love that they’ve found and encourage appropriate ways for children to reach out to each other.
What about at home? Why not throw some cushions on the floor, put some music on and relax with our little ones; raid the painting box or the utensil drawer & have a quiet moment with your child today.
Even Mr. 8 months loves having his hands brushed.
Painting… Pastries… Massage…
What do you use your brushes for?